The Key Is In The Lock

    What if we were all born with love and hate, acceptance and denial and every other trait we can recognize in life already inside of us? All of them just waiting to be “let out from behind the doors where they are locked up.” The only catch is that we first must “turn the key” to open that door. At first, it’s our parents who help us unlock those feelings. As time goes on, it’s other family, friends, outsiders, authors, philosophers, musicians, TV, the internet along with random thoughts and ideas we pick up as we move along in life that all allow access to these sacred doors we have. Everything that is good, just and right is unlocked for us to recognize. Then, somewhere along the line, we stop wanting those doors to be open and we close some of them for various reasons.. At the same time, we begin to open doors of doubt, hate, selfishness, jealousy among many others. We decide that we’re going to stop marveling at all sides of a question or situation and instead see only one small viewpoint that we convince ourselves is the whole truth. The good news is that we can, at any time in our lives, in the matter of an instant…close the doors of doubt and pain and open the doors that mean we’ll begin living our lives instead of convincing ourselves that we’ve been robbed of it! The key to every “door” we have is still in the lock! All you need to do is reach out and turn it!   Peace…   Gregg      

Happy Thanksgiving…or is it?

What a great time of the year. The weather cools while the family gathers around. Each Thanksgiving we marvel at the amount of food on the table in front of us and are grateful for the love that is all around us. So, yes… HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Or is it? Thanksgiving is supposed to be what I just described but for so many, that isn’t the case. We throw the greeting around without thinking about those we meet and talk to, especially our friends. “HAPPY Thanksgiving! Are you going to have a big get together at your place this year?” The only problem with that is that many won’t be having a Happy Thanksgiving or a get together surrounded by friends and family.

While many of us will be trying to figure out how to fit all the food on the table, many, many others, yes…even some of your friends that you would never imagine, have little or no food. Imagine instead of turkey, looking in a mostly bare refrigerator and deciding between what’s left of the bologna or a can of soup. Sounds like I’m overstating it? I’m not.